Talisay City, Cebu logs 6 new Covid-19 cases

TALISAY City, Cebu on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, logged six new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, according to the city's mayor.

Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas, Jr. said the new cases are residents of Barangays San Isidro (two cases), Cansojong (one), Bulacao (one), Lagtang (one) and Linao (one).

The new cases brought the total number of Covid-19 cases in the city to 92.

Gullas said that five out of the six cases are hospital workers. He also divulged Wednesday critical information about the new cases:

PT (Patient Talisay) 66 is a 30-year-old male from Linao. He was swabbed on June 5 due to fever and cough. He is a hospital employee. He will be transferred to a facility.

PT67 is a 29-year-old female from Lagtang. She is a health worker at a hospital. She was swabbed last June 5. She is a direct contact of a positive case. She will be quarantined at a hospital facility.

PT68 is a 30-year-old male from Bulacao. He is a health worker at a hospital in Cebu city. He was swabbed on June 5. The patient is now quarantined at the hospital. He did not return home since April.

PT69 was a 30-year-old female from Cansojong and was declared dead on arrival at the Talisay District Hospital on June 5, 2020. She had a history of an accidental fall from stairs with fever and abdominal pain. The patient was buried on the same day. Her family is now under quarantine.

PT70 is a 22-year-old female from San Isidro. She is working at a government hospital in Cebu City. She was swabbed on June 8 due to influenza-like illness (ILI) symptoms. Her family of three is now under quarantine.

PT71 is a 46-year-old male from San Isidro. He works at a government hospital in Cebu City. He was swabbed on June 9, 2020, for exhibiting ILI symptoms. He is staying at an isolation facility in Cebu City. His family of six is now under home quarantine.

The mayor also told his constituents to not discriminate hospital workers as they are in the frontline battling the deadly Covid-19.

"Just like yesterday (Tuesday), again I ask all of you to not discriminate our hospital workers. They truly are our heroes and frontliners in this war against Covid. They do not deserve to be discriminated (against). They deserved to be praised and thanked," Gullas said. (JGS)